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Kim McLeod

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

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Kim.Mcleod@utas.edu.au

Dr Kim McLeod is Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Social Sciences. Kim uses philosophically-informed and arts-based approaches to explore the social dimensions of health and wellbeing. Kim’s single authored book Wellbeing Machine: How Health Emerges from the Assemblages of Everyday Life (Carolina Academic Press, 2017) presents her approach to understanding health as ongoing processes of change. Kim’s research program aims to articulate the social change required to achieve health equity in Australia. She is particularly interested in how we might harness cultural diversity as a strength in healthcare and education contexts.

Kim’s research is interdisciplinary. She draws on Science and Technology Studies, Continental Philosophy, Health Sociology, Medical Anthropology and Health Geography. Kim commonly collaborates with researchers from the Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences on health-related research projects. Kim has a well-established publication record in top-tier interdisciplinary health journals. Her publications have featured in: Health and Place; Critical Public Health; Qualitative Health Research; Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; Contemporary Drug Problems; Feminism and Psychology and Health Promotion International. Kim has received funding for multidisciplinary health research projects from ASEAN (The Association of Southeast Asian Nations), The Tasmanian Community Fund, The University of Tasmania and The Arctic University of Norway. She is currently an Associate Editor for Health Sociology Review and a Board Member of Reconciliation Tasmania.

Biography

Kim joined the University of Tasmania in 2013 as Lecturer in Sociology to nursing and paramedic students at the Sydney campuses. She moved to the Launceston campus in 2015 to take up the role of Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Social Sciences. Prior to joining The University of Tasmania, Kim held teaching and research positions at The University of Melbourne, Monash University, The University of New South Wales, The University of Sydney, and The Cancer Council Victoria. Kim was an academic consultant to The Arctic University of Norway, Department of Health and Care Sciences in 2014-15, where she developed an online lecture series and taught postgraduate health science students about visual research methods.

Kim was awarded her PhD in 2013 from the Centre for Health and Society, at The University of Melbourne. Her thesis, entitled 'Wellbeing Machine: Mobilising collective bodies to conceptualise wellbeing' developed an innovative conceptual framework to understand health as a matter of collective bodies. Kim was awarded the Melbourne School of Population Health Head's Award for PhD Excellence 2013.

Career summary

Qualifications

Degree Title of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
PhD Wellbeing Machine: Mobilising collective bodies to conceptualise wellbeing Centre for Health and Society, University of Melbourne Australia 2013
BA (Hons 1st class) Women's Studies  La Trobe University Australia 1997
BA History and Philosophy of Science and Women' Studies University of Melbourne Australia 1994

Kim's PhD was awarded without corrections, the highest grade offered for a PhD thesis in the Australian examination system. She was also awarded the Melbourne School of Population Health Head's Award for PhD Excellence 2013.

Kim teams assemblage thinking, relational ontologies and posthumanism with creative qualitative research methods to investigate the social dimensions of health. She interrogates eurocentrism in her academic practice and contributes to debates about how theory and methods are used to generate knowledge in the health social sciences.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Society of the Social Studies of Science (4S)
  • The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
  • Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association (ACRAWSA)

Administrative expertise

  • Managing multi-campus units with large teaching teams
  • Working effectively with a wide range of stakeholders associated with health-related teaching.

Teaching

Health profession students: Indigenous Health; Cultural Safety; Health Sociology
Arts students: Gender and Sexuality; Visual Methods; Introductory Sociology

Teaching expertise

Kim introduces the social dimensions of health to students who are studying to become a health professional. She is co-editor of the first Australian textbook about culturally safe health care for health profession students with Dr Tinashe Dune (University of Western Sydney) and Dr Robyn Williams (Charles Darwin University): Dune, McLeod  & Williams (Eds) Culture, Diversity and Health: Towards Culturally Safe Health Care . Kim has been invited to teach visual and post-qualitative research methods to postgraduate students at the Arctic University of Norway and the Australian National University. Kim has been awarded three UTAS Teaching Merit Certificates in recognition of her teaching excellence.

Teaching responsibility

Kim leads the Social Diversity and Health teaching program for the School of Social Sciences. She delivers modularised content relating to culture, diversity, health and culturally safe health care into a range of health profession courses across UTAS. This content also features in the below discrete units:

In 2021 Kim is co-cordinating HSS113 Indigenous Lifeworlds: Justice, Sovereignty and Society with Distinguished Professor Maggie Walter.

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Expertise

Kim’s research projects are in three key domains:

  • Well-being: Kim explores how wellbeing is not driven by individual personhood but co-created with our social worlds and environments.
  • Health and education professional practice: Kim contributes to scholarship about how to negotiate culturally safe practice. Her co-edited textbook will be available in May 2021: Dune, McLeod & Williams, Culture Diversity and Health: Towards Culturally Safe Health Care, Routledge.
  • Health education: Kim develops best practice in teaching health profession students about diversity and cultural safety.

Research Themes

Kim's research aligns to the University's research theme of Better Health and Creativity, Culture and Society.

Collaboration

Kim is currently collaborating with researchers from The University of Sydney, Charles Darwin University, Western Sydney University, The University of Oxford and The Arctic University of Norway. In addition, she works with UTAS academics from Education, Social Work, Philosophy, Rural Health, Sociology, Creative Arts and Media, and The Tasmanian School of Business and Economics.

Fields of Research

  • Sociological methodology and research methods (441006)
  • Social theory (441005)
  • Sociology and social studies of science and technology (441007)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding knowledge in human society (280123)
  • Social structure and health (200207)
  • Public health (excl. specific population health) (200499)

Publications

Total publications

50

Journal Article

(25 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020McLeod K, Moore R, Robinson D, Ozkul D, Ciftci S, et al., 'Using the pluriverse concept to critique Eurocentrism in education', Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching, 3, (Special Issue No. 1) pp. 30-39. ISSN 2591-801X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.37074/jalt.2020.3.s1.4 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Moore R; Robinson D; Vincent K

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2020McLeod K, Thakchoe S, Hunter MA, Vincent K, Baltra-Ulloa AJ, et al., 'Principles for a pedagogy of unlearning', Reflective Practice ISSN 1462-3943 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14623943.2020.1730782 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Thakchoe S; Hunter MA; Vincent K; Baltra-Ulloa AJ; MacDonald A

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2020Smith L, Hoang Ha, Reynish T, McLeod K, Hannah C, et al., 'Factors shaping the lived experience of resettlement for former refugees in regional Australia', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, (2) Article 501. ISSN 1661-7827 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17020501 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Smith L; Hoang Ha; Reynish T; Hannah C; Auckland S

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2019Laholt H, Guillemin M, McLeod K, Beddari E, Lorem G, 'How to use visual methods to promote health among adolescents: a qualitative study of school nursing', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 28, (13-14) pp. 2688-2695. ISSN 0962-1067 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jocn.14878 [eCite] [Details]

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2019Smith LA, Reynish TD, Hoang Ha, Mond JM, Hannah C, et al., 'The mental health of former refugees in regional Australia: a qualitative study', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 27, (5) pp. 459-462. ISSN 1440-1584 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ajr.12583 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Smith LA; Reynish TD; Hoang Ha; Mond JM; Hannah C; Auckland SRJ

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2018Butler-Henderson K, Kemp T, McLeod K, Harris L, 'Diverse gender, sex and sexuality: Managing culturally safe workplaces', HIM - Interchange, 8, (3) pp. 10-14. ISSN 1838-8620 (2018) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Butler-Henderson K

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2018Laholt H, McLeod K, Guillemin M, Beddari E, Lorem G, 'Ethical challenges experienced by public health nurses related to adolescents' use of visual technologies', Nursing Ethics pp. 1-12. ISSN 0969-7330 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0969733018779179 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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2017Laholt H, Guillemin M, McLeod K, Olsen RE, Lorem GF, 'Visual methods in health dialogues: a qualitative study of public health nurse practice in schools', Journal of Advanced Nursing pp. 3070-3078. ISSN 0309-2402 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jan.13371 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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2016Stephenson N, McLeod K, Mills C, 'Ambiguous encounters, uncertain foetuses: Women's experiences of obstetric ultrasound', Feminist Review, 113 pp. 17-33. ISSN 0141-7789 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1057/fr.2016.6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 7

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2016Stephenson N, Mills C, McLeod K, '"Simply providing information": Negotiating the ethical dilemmas of obstetric ultrasound, prenatal testing and selective termination of pregnancy', Feminism and Psychology, 27, (1) pp. 72-91. ISSN 0959-3535 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0959353516679688 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

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2015McLeod K, Guilleman M, 'Adding the agentic capacities of visual materials to visual research ethics', Special issue of Visual methodologies: Exploring ethics and visual methodologies, 3, (2) pp. 27-42. ISSN 2040-5456 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.7331/vm.v3i2.48 [eCite] [Details]

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2014Dobbinson S, Jamsen K, McLeod K, White V, Wakefield M, et al., 'Maximising students' use of purpose-built shade in secondary schools: Quantitative and qualitative results of a built-environment intervention', Health and Place, 26 pp. 136-142. ISSN 1353-8292 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2013.12.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11

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2014McLeod K, 'The missing work of collaboration: Using assemblages to rethink antidepressant action', Contemporary Drug Problems, 41 pp. 109-142. ISSN 0091-4509 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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2014McLeod K, 'Orientating to assembling: Qualitative inquiry for more- than-human-worlds', International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 13 pp. 377-394. ISSN 1609-4069 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/160940691401300120 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 5

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2012Wakefield M, Brennan E, Durkin K, McLeod K, Smith KC, 'Making News: The appearance of tobacco control organizations in newspaper coverage of tobacco control issues', American Journal of Health Promotion, 26, (3) pp. 166-171. ISSN 0890-1171 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4278/ajhp.100304-QUAN-71 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

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2012Walby C, McLeod K, 'Report on Nikolas Rose Public Lecture', Nexus, 24, (1) pp. 9. ISSN 0728-1595 (2012) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2011Wakefield M, Brennan E, Durkin S, McLeod K, Smith KC, 'Still a burning issue: trends in the volume, content and population reach of newspaper coverage about tobacco issues', Critical Public Health pp. 1-13. ISSN 0958-1596 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09581596.2010.502930 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 18

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2009McLeod K, Wakefield M, Chapman S, Clegg Smith K, Durkin S, 'Changes in the news representation of smokers and tobacco-related media advocacy from 1995 to 2005 in Australia', Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 63, (3) pp. 215-221. ISSN 0143-005X (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1136/jech.2007.072587 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15

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2008Dixon H, Dobbinson S, Wakefield M, Jamsen K, McLeod K, 'Portrayal of tanning, clothing fashion and shade use in Australian women's magazines, 1987-2005', Health Education Research, 23, (5) pp. 791-802. ISSN 0268-1153 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/her/cym057 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 29

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2008McLeod K, White V, Mullins R, Davey C, Wakefield M, et al., 'How do friends influence smoking uptake? Findings from qualitative interviews with identical twins', The Journal of Genetic Psychology: Research and Theory on Human Development, 169, (2) pp. 117-132. ISSN 0022-1325 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3200/GNTP.169.2.117-132 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

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2006Wakefield M, McLeod K, Perry CL, '''Stay away from them until you're old enough to make a decision'': tobacco company testimony about youth smoking initiation', Tobacco Control, 15 pp. 44-53. ISSN 0964-4563 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1136/tc.2005.011536 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 23

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2005Chapman S, McLeod K, Wakefield M, Holding S, 'Impact of news of celebrity illness on breast cancer screening: Kylie Minogue's breast cancer diagnosis', Medical Journal of Australia, 183, (5) pp. 247-250. ISSN 0025-729X (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2005.tb07029.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 132

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2005Clegg Smith K, McLeod K, Wakefield M, 'Australian Letters to the Editor on Tobacco: Triggers, Rhetoric, and Claims of Legitimate Voice', Qualitative Health Research, 15, (9) pp. 1180-1198. ISSN 1049-7323 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1049732305279145 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 32Web of Science - 23

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2003Durrant R, Wakefield M, McLeod K, Clegg-Smith K, Chapman S, 'Tobacco in the news: an analysis of newspaper coverage of tobacco issues in Australia 2001', Tobacco Control, 12 pp. 75-81. ISSN 1468-3318 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1136/tc.12.suppl_2.ii75 [eCite] [Details]

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2003Wakefield M, McLeod K, Clegg-Smith K, 'Individual versus corporate responsibility for smoking-related illness: Australian press coverage of the Rolah McCabe trial', Health promotion international, 18, (4) pp. 297-305. ISSN 0957-4824 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/heapro/dag413 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 30Web of Science - 26

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Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017McLeod K, 'Wellbeing machine: how health emerges from the assemblages of everyday life', Carolina Academic Press, United States, pp. 234. ISBN 978-1-61163-705-2 (2017) [Authored Research Book]

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016McLeod K, Guillemin M, 'The Impact of Photographs on the Researcher: An Ethical Matter for Visual Research', Ethics and Visual Research Methods: Theory, Methodology, and Practice, Palgrave Macmillan, D Warr, M Guillemin, S Cox and J Waycott (ed), United States, pp. 89-100. ISBN 978-1-137-54854-2 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-54305-9_7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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Review

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2011McLeod K, 'A review of: Two worlds of drug consumption in later modern societies. Eisenbach-Stangl I, Moskalewicz J and B. Thom, Eds', Drug and Alcohol Review, 30, (4) pp. 450-451. (2011) [Review Single Work]

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Conference Publication

(21 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019McLeod K, Ozkul D, Moore R, Vincent K, Ciftci S, et al., 'Using the pluriverse concept to critique eurocentrism in education', Teaching Matters, 26 November, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ozkul D; Moore R; Vincent K; Ciftci S; Robinson D

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2019Moore R, McLeod K, Ozkul D, Vincent K, Ciftci S, et al., 'Using collaborative peer engagement to bring a decolonising lens to teaching practice', TASA 2019, 25-28 November 2019, Western Sydney University (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Moore R; Ozkul D; Vincent K; Ciftci S; Belle MJ

2019Smith L, Hoang Ha, Mond J, Reynish T, Hannah C, et al., 'Factors Affecting the Resettlement of Former Refugees in Regional Australia', Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia's biennial conference, 9-11th October, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Smith L; Hoang Ha; Mond J; Reynish T; Hannah C; Auckland S

2018McLeod K, 'Using posthuman perspectives to progress pain as a public health issue', The Australian Sociological Association, 19-22 November, Mebourne, Australia (2018) [Plenary Presentation]

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2018McLeod K, 'Rethinking using assemblages in more-than-human methods: towards a decolonised toolkit?', 4S: Society for the Social Studies of Science International Conference, August 29-September 1, Sydney, Australia (2018) [Conference Extract]

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2018McLeod K, Moore R, Ciftci S, Vincent K, Belle M, et al., 'Using collaborative peer engagement to bring a decolonising lens to teaching practice', Teaching Matters, 21 November 2018, Launceston, Australia (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Moore R; Ciftci S; Vincent K; Belle M; Ozkul D

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2018Smith LA, Mond JM, Reynish T, McLeod K, Auckland S, et al., 'The resettlement experiences of former refugees in Launceston: A qualitative study', Rural Health and Collaborative Research Symposium, 20 September, Launceston, Tasmania (2018) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Smith LA; Mond JM; Reynish T; Auckland S; Hoang H; Hannah C

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2018Smith LA, Mond JM, Reynish T, McLeod K, Auckland S, et al., 'Mental health of former refugees in Launceston: A qualitative study', 10th Annual Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium, 15-17 October, Hobart, Tasmania (2018) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Smith LA; Mond JM; Reynish T; Auckland S; Hoang H; Hannah C

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2017McLeod K, 'Health as the ongoing movement between wellbeing and illbeing: the wellbeing machine', 2017 Biennial conference of the EASA Medical Anthropology Network, 5-7 July, Lisbon, Portugal (2017) [Conference Extract]

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2017McLeod K, 'What creates wellbeing?', Taster Lecture Series, 20 September 2017, University of Tasmania (2017) [Keynote Presentation]

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2017McLeod K, Belle MJ, Ciftci S, Moore R, Ozkul D, et al., 'Disrupting whiteness in the classroom: Early stages of a collaborative investigation', Southern Knowledges Symposium, 2-3 November 2017, University of Tasmania (2017) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: Belle MJ; Ciftci S; Moore R; Ozkul D; Vincent K

2016McLeod K, 'Accounting for nonhuman material in health: The Wellbeing Machine', Sociology Seminar Series, 18 April 2016, Australian National University (2016) [Keynote Presentation]

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2016Stephenson N, Mills C, McLeod K, 'The expansion and valuing of foetal measurements in obstetric ultrasound', Annual Meeting for the Social Study of Science, August 31-September 3, Barcelona, Spain (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2015McLeod K, 'Wellbeing machine: a framework for reconceptualizing wellbeing as intimately connected to nonhuman material', Tenth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 11-14 June, Split, Croatia (2015) [Plenary Presentation]

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2015McLeod K, 'The missing work of collaboration: using assemblages to rethink antidepressant action', 13th Dangerous Consumptions Colloquium, 7-8 December, Mebourne, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2014McLeod K, 'Adding collaborative connective labor to the antidepressant bioeconomy', Knowledge, Culture, Economy International conference, 3-5 November 2014, Sydney, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2014McLeod K, 'Making Music: a Wellbeing Tool in Remote Aboriginal Communities', Grow the Music Gala, 23 March 2014, The National Arboretum Canberra (2014) [Keynote Presentation]

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2013McLeod K, 'Wellbeing machine: linking health to nonhuman material', Australian Sociological Association Conference, 25-28 November, Mebourne, Australia (2013) [Conference Extract]

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2013McLeod K, 'Orientating to assembling: qualitative inquiry for more-than-human worlds', Australian Sociological Association Conference, 25-28 November, Mebourne, Australia (2013) [Conference Extract]

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2013McLeod K, 'Stabilising objects: Antidepressants work as a connective resource', Victorian Substance Use Research Forum, 19 April 2013 (2013) [Keynote Presentation]

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2012McLeod K, 'Using materialist research tools to reconceptualise antidepressant efficacy', Cultural Studies Association of Australasia Conference, 4-6 December 2012, Sydney, Australia (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013McLeod K, 'Head of School Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research', Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (2013) [Award]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

6

Total funding

$687,902

Projects

Developing resources to enable resilient young Tasmanians through Arts engagement (2019 - 2021)$19,641
Description
The Tasmanian Youth Orchestra (TYO), working with UTAS, will collaboratively develop, trial and publish evidence-based resources supporting teachers/community youth arts workers to purposefully develop resilience in young Tasmanians.
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($18,891)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
Tasmanian Youth Orchestra
Research Team
Baker WJ; Hunter M; Forbes AM; McLeod K
Period
2019 - 2021
Best practice in youth orchestra leadership for the 21st Century (2019)$30,409
Description
Singapore and Australia are both Asia-Pacific countries, yet their orchestras share a western music traditions. They have highly-regarded youth orchestras enabling young musicians to play music at high levels in nurturing environments. This project investigates best practice in these organisations.
Funding
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade ($30,409)
Scheme
Grant-Australia-ASEAN Council
Administered By
Tasmanian Youth Orchestra
Research Team
Baker WJ; Hunter M; Forbes AM; McLeod K
Year
2019
The role of the Youth Orchestra in the development of creativity, social learning, wellbeing, and resilience in Tasmania. (2018)$11,910
Description
Social isolation amongst young people in regional areas is a problem for the Tasmanian community. Whilst our world has become more connected through technology, issues of social isolation persist, with rural and regional young peoples wellbeing and resilience becoming a serious concern for researchers (Houghton, Hattie, Carroll, Wood, & Baffour, 2016; Noble-Carr, Barker, McArthur & Woodman, 2014). Participation in youth orchestras offers unique opportunities for young people to develop social networks and employability skills such as creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking (Jefferson & Anderson, 2017). Anecdotal evidence suggests youth orchestras support the development of young peoples resiliency and self-esteem, however little research has been conducted to identify these impacts and the enablers and barriers to young peoples participation. The research team comprised of Faculty of Education, School of Social Sciences and School of Creative Arts researchers with principal partner the TYO, along with ASME (Tas), TMTA and AMEB will address these questions: 1. How does a Youth Orchestra enable young people to develop their social agency, resilience and wellbeing?2. What role do community stakeholders, such as family members, teachers and peers play in the development of an accessible and socially inclusive Youth Orchestra? 3. What are the enablers and barriers to young people participating in a Tasmanian Youth Orchestra?This project will foster collaboration between researchers and industry partners and build research capacity via mentoring.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($11,910)
Scheme
Grant - CALE Hothouse Alignment Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Baker WJ; Hunter M; McLeod K; Forbes AM; Monkhouse H; McCarthy RJ; Howard CA
Year
2018
Mentoring for Professional Practice: A Creativity Based Approach (2018)$13,777
Description
Graduate teachers and social workers face many challenges in their first year of practice: managing new professional environments, assuming new responsibilities, and meeting accountability standards and performance expectations (Zukas 2011) often with little systemic workplace support (Ingvarson 2014). These issues have been shown to contribute to high levels of stress and burnout (Nobel & Mcfarlane 2007; Smullens 2015), and early career attrition (House of Representatives Standing Committee in Education and Vocational Training 2007), with up to one third of teachers in OECD countries leaving within the first five years of professional practice (Ewing & Manuel 2005). In the face of such demands, opportunities to sustain creativity, curiosity, resilience and a sense of presence in the day-to-day relational practices required of teachers and social workers are limited, with a reported mismatch between early career professionals idealistic motivations and everyday experience (Abbott-Chapman 2005; Day & Gu 2010). This project will form a new interdisciplinary team to improve new teachers and social workers experiences of crossing, transitioning, [and] translating (Johnson et al 2014) their first year of professional practice. We aim to pilot a creative strengths-based mentoring approach that enables new teachers and social workers to develop their personal and social resiliency, agency, and professional identity while enacting the values and understandings that underlie mandated professional standards.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($13,777)
Scheme
Grant - CALE Hothouse Alignment Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hunter M; MacDonald AJ; Baltra-Ulloa AJ; McLeod K; Thakchoe S; Wise CJE
Year
2018
The Heart of Nursing (2015)$6,165
Description
The role of the nurse in healthcare has changed significantly over recent decades with a blurring of the hierarchical barriers between doctors and nurses. Nurses have greater education, autonomy and expertise than ever before but the media continue to portray nurses through stereotypes. The Heart of Nursing project seeks to increase the understanding of how care is enacted in encounters between nurses and the nursed. It will investigate the way nurses view their role and explore the impact of public storytelling on this vision from the perspective of the nurse, the nursed, and the audience.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($6,165)
Scheme
Grant-Cross-Disciplinary Incentive
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Goc NE; Walsh K; McLeod K; Cummings EA
Year
2015
THROUGH A YOUNG LENS- A study of the application of visual methods in Public health nurse dialogue with adolescents (2015 - 2018)$606,000
Description
Public health nursing has a key role in health promotion for adolescents. We already know that working with teenagers can be challenging. The health dialogue adds to this complexity since the public health nurse needs to encourage a dialogue on sensitive topics that already engages and concerns teenagers. Research confirms that adolescents are positive to health dialogue, but also that it primarily benefits those who are the most resourceful and most articulate. It is thus an ongoing debate how to improve the health dialogue in order to reach the target group and especially risk groups . The main idea of this project is to utilize the potential of visual methods in health dialogue with young people and to study the changes it induces on communication and cooperation.
Funding
The Arctic University of Norway ($606,000)
Scheme
Grant-Dept for Health & Caring Science
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lorem G; McLeod K; Guillemin M
Period
2015 - 2018

Research Supervision

Kim is seeking HDR candidates who are interested in using social theory and creative qualitative research methods - particularly visual methods - to explore health-related research questions.

Current

3

Completed

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDAn Exploration into Authenticity in Tasmania's Independent Brewing Industry2016
PhDImagination and Outdoor Environmental Education: Designing a framework to enhance pre-service and in-service teacher outcomes2018
MastersA White Panoptical Lens Incarcerates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: We are visible, exposed, criticised and researched for their own benefit. What impact does this lens have on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people when trying to improve our outcomes?2018

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDThere was a Brick Wall, and there was the Ocean: Stories of surviving childhood domestic abuse
Candidate: Narelle Whatley
2020